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For the London Olympics: A Movie Quiz

posted by Nell Minow

The Olympics have inspired a lot of great (and not-so-great) movies, both fact-based and fictional. Which ones can you identify?
1. A warm-weather country competed in a cold-weather sport in which fact-based Disney film?
2. Which Oscar-winning movie was the story of two Olympic runners?
3. There are two different movies about which real-life Olympic champion runner?
4. Which Olympic decathlete played himself in a movie based on his life?
5. Athletes from rival countries fall in love in this movie that is fiction in more ways than one — it has America competing in an Olympics that in real life the US boycotted.
6. One of the wildest Olympics movies ever made has a team from an almost-bankrupt country where all the citizens have super-athletic ability. Which classic comedian starred?
7. Animals compete in the Olympics in which animated feature?
8. Who stars in a movie about a gold medalist who defects who has to fight for his life when his former coach comes after him?
9. Which real-life Olympic star appeared in one of the biggest musical movie flops of all time and now appears in reality television?
10. Which movie is the tragic story of one of America’s greatest Olympic athletes being stripped of his medals?
11. Which Olympic medalist appeared in a movie about an athlete starring Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy?
12. Which movie about the Olympics featured Cary Grant?
Bonus question: Which Olympic and world champion became one of the highest paid stars in Hollywood?

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment monkie

    aw, you left of ‘The Cutting Edge’ (one of my guilty pleasures haha)

    • Nell Minow

      One of mine, too, Monkie! I watch it every time it’s on TV. ;)

  • Kevin L.

    Here’s a few for you:

    >What made-for-TV movie featured a former NFL player/sportscaster as an Olympic weightlifter?

    >What made-for-TV movie featured a “CSI” star as a long-jump medalist?

    >What movie features a future “phantom” as a marathon runner?

    • Nell Minow

      Hmmm. “The 500 Pound Jerk?” and my pick of the week “The First Olympics?” Don’t know the last one!

  • Kevin L.

    “The Games”, with “Phantom of the Opera”‘s Michael Crawford and Ryan O’Neal.

    Always loved the title of “The 500 Pound Jerk”, with Alex Karras.

  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment monkie

    @Nell
    Just remember who said it first ;)

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